Why Does Vancouver Wine Festival Need to be on Your Bucket List?

Hello Vancouver! I hope you’re enjoying the 39th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival this week. #VIWF It is truly one of Canada’s best wine shows, if not the best. Our community is being ably represented by three of our Principal Wine Critics: Monique Sosa, Wine Columnist for Ottawa Life Magazine; Matt Steeves, Wine Expert for CTV Morning Live; and Jon Steeves, Certified Sommelier and Co-owner of Bespoke Wine Tastings. You can read the first of their reports below. They’ll be reporting on key trends and tastings this week, with live winemaker video interviews and other contributions. I’m thrilled that Canada is the […]

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10 Tips to Make The Best out of any Wine Fest

By Tania Thomas Have you ever found yourself standing in the middle of the tasting floor at a wine show or festival and felt confused and overwhelmed, wanting to taste as many wines as possible but did not know where to begin? Attending a wine event of any kind can certainly be a confusing and overwhelming experience that leaves you bouncing from table to table without a direction, other than circular. On the other hand, attending a wine festival is an excellent opportunity to learn, taste new varietals and have fun with just a little bit of preparation. Apart from […]

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